The Effects Of Obama's Gun Laws

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Although Obama’s intentions may be pure, the gun laws that he and his administration have gotten enacted fail to consider the long term effect that they will have. These laws are created on the faulty premise that the amount of gun crimes and gun violence can be drastically decreased by restricting legally obtained firearms. The fallacy of this premise can be easily established by looking at California which has the strictest gun laws in the country and is still home to one of the U.S.’s top 5 most dangerous cities. Making it tougher to legally obtain a firearm does not promote gun safety or deter gun violence but makes it harder for law abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms. These new laws main purpose …show more content…
To effectuate this goal Obama’s gun laws will extensively change the buying process of a firearm in the U.S.. The more restrictive the buying and selling process becomes, as a result of Obama’s gun laws, the greater the likelihood that an increasing number of gun transactions will be forced to take place outside the law. When people who transact in guns do not believe that the laws will have the desired effect, they are less likely to comply. Gun dealer Shelly Handleman said “Limiting guns, or the way people buy guns, is not going to solve the problem,” said”(Russell n.p.). These laws will require that dealers have proper licensing and customers be subjected to an extensive background check before a transaction may occur. The licensing requirement applies to all sellers “engaged in the business” of selling guns, regardless of how frequent or how many sales there are.”(Frederick n.p.). This vague language could require any individual who sales or trades a gun for profit to be subjected to the licensing requirement and therefore all such sales are an illegal …show more content…
As stated by The Washington Post, “the strictest state in the nation is California, where two attackers killed 14 people and injured 21 at an office holiday party in San Bernardino on Wednesday”(Phillips). This further explains how these new gun laws will prove only as ineffective. These laws being legally enforced will only persuade more citizens to go outside the law to obtain a firearm should they desire. This goes to explain that criminals no matter the laws in effect will be able to get a gun. As Russell states here, “Limiting guns, or the way people buy guns, is not going to solve the problem,” gun dealer Shelly Handleman said’’. All of which gives many examples and insight as to just how ineffective these laws will prove to

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